American actress Eva Mendes (48) She could look back on a rich career, having appeared in films like “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “The Place Beyond the Pines”.
While recording the latter, she also met what would become her lover, Ryan Gosling (41).
Now, however, it’s been a while since fans last got to see Mendes on the big screen. In a new interview with diverse She opens up about why she’s retiring from her acting career.
ambiguous about the future
– I don’t really miss her. Tired of fighting for good roles. There was a point where I thought, “I want to create my own opportunities, produce things and make my own materials,” but it wasn’t worth it to me, the 48-year-old admits in the interview.
She says that when she retired, about ten years ago, she was not offered roles other than those intended for Latin America. She now believes there are more opportunities for Latino actors.
Mendes was born and raised in Miami, Florida while her parents were from Cuba.
“It’s exciting that things are different now, and who knows what I’ll do in the future,” Mendes continued ambiguously, but added that she is currently happy at home with the children.
The former actress has two daughters, Esmeralda (7 years old) and Amada (6 years old) with Gosling.
love family life
Red carpets, celebrity parties, and life as a movie star may seem alluring to many. Mendes knows well the famous Hollywood, but for her, family life is the most important.
She told the magazine that she puts her family happily above all else, and that she doesn’t regret leaving acting for a more secluded everyday life.
Earlier this year, she said the opposite today Being a parent is the “most creative” thing I’ve ever done.
When I was young, my mother had the opportunity to stay home with me until I was eight or nine, and these memories of me and the years I spent with her shaped who I am. I felt lucky and so I’m like, ‘I want it with my kids,’ and now I’m obsessed,” she said at the time.
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